Serving MacDill AFB, Florida and other components worldwide
U.S. Navy Capt. Scott Cota
DVBIC Site Director
U.S. Navy Capt. Scott Cota is the DVBIC site director and the USSOCOM Surgeon located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is a family medicine physician with additional qualifications in acupuncture and operational medicine. He is also a Navy Seabee Combat Warfare and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer and has 24 years of military service.
Cota received his medical degree from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his internship in family practice at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, and later received certifications in Medical Acupuncture, Humanitarian Emergencies in Large Populations, Global Health Security Strategies, and Auricular Acupuncture Instruction.
The USSOCOM Command Surgeon focuses support to the commander’s three priorities of win, transform and people. People are our most precious asset. We support the nation’s most elite warfighters with our priority being Special Operations Forces warriors and their families. Our preservation of the force and family efforts focus on a return on investment for our operators and their families through the four pillars: spiritual, psychological, social and human performance.
Current USSOCOM research studies include the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of TBI and post-traumatic stress and clinical evaluation of the use of transcranial electrical stimulation to modulate sleep and pain. We are also directly and indirectly supporting studies on low-level blast effects and blast surveillance with the goal to rapidly operationalize the results and recommendations.